Staff Picks of the Week: January 6
This week we were impressed by the well-rounded collection of projects shared on Coroflot. Some weeks there is a theme that emerges naturally among the Staff Picks, and others there seems to be a surge in a particular style of design. Here we get a variety of design represented; industrial, furniture, graphic and packaging, shoes and accessories. What's even better is that all of these projects are really freakin' good! If this is a sign of what we can expect from the Coroflot community in the year to come, then count us excited!
These designs are making us thirsty! Gustavo presents a fine example of a design unified by strong, communicative branding. He efficiently does what signage is supposed to do: communicate the who, what, and why of what the brand is about. Plus, in the crazy craft beer market of today, it takes eye-catching design to stand out, no matter how good your brews are.
From earthy stylings to subtly high end kicks, Rose takes a series of exciting varied approaches to the iconic TOMS shoe design. Never once do you question who makes the shoes either, even though we are presented with a spectrum of styles, each fitting different seasons. We'll take a few pairs of those winter boots right about now!
Earlier this year Art's bag design surpassed his Kickstarter goal of $500,000 by over $6,000,000 (!), and no we didn't accidentally add extra zeros there. He was clearly onto something with the innovative and comprehensive approach to soft goods design that pays special attention to the fasteners. Here we get to see the exhaustive ideation and development process, which makes us appreciate this project even more. No wonder his Kickstarter was such a success!
Jorge's cute, brightly colored chairs adorned by formed plywood would fit just as well in a hip restaurant or coffee shop as they would in a school. We'd be curious to see how comfortable these chairs are, but who doesn't love a personable, stackable chair?
Are we the only ones who really want a Roomba? This little Roomba got a series of design and performance updates from Jason Cooper, and as a result garnered some coveted RedDot and IF Design Awards. Maybe Jason's excellent design work will motivate us to act on those new year's resolutions to keep the house clean.